The Flowering of Kew - 350 years of flower painting from the Royal Botanic Gardens

By: Mabey, Richard

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Very well illustrated, small quarto, pp xvi, 208, a neat inscription on the front endpaper, otherwise an extremely good clean copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper. [This is an illustrated history of flower painting over the last 200 years, based upon Kew's archives of botanical illustrations. The author has made a selection of pictures from these archives and accompanies them with a text about the artists and their work at Kew. The work is divided into four main historical sections: the early years, up to 1780; the artist as explorer, 1780-1830; the wonder of creation, 1830-1900; and the artist as conservationist, 1900 to the present day. As well as considering the history of flower painting, Richard Mabey focuses upon individual illustrators who are important as artists, as well as a group of gifted amateurs who have contributed to Kew.]

Title: The Flowering of Kew - 350 years of flower painting from the Royal Botanic Gardens

Author Name: Mabey, Richard

Categories: History of Science, Botanical Illustration, Planthunting,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Century: 1988

ISBN Number: 0712611347

ISBN Number 13: 9780712611343

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 013688

Keywords: botanical.art.